Lone Star College Kingwood News
Published on: February 24, 2012
Lone Star College-Kingwoods Dental Hygiene Program just added another feather to its cap. In addition to its 100 percent pass rate on state board exams, the program prepares students to earn state-level recognitions.
Marsha Ramesar-Babu was recently named Dental Hygiene Student of the Year by the Texas Dental Hygienists Association (TDHA). Ramesar-Babu, the 2012 class president, will graduate in May.
I was humbled and thrilled to receive this honor, but after the excitement wore off, it made me aware of how much more I am able to serve others, she said.
Since she started the Dental Hygiene Program, Ramesar-Babu became involved with TDHA and the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA). She became president of the ADHA Student Chapter and a TDHA student delegate for 2011-12. On the national level, she was the 2011 student alternate delegate for ADHA. As a TDHA student delegate, Ramesar-Babu was periodically involved with the board of directors during the year. When she served as an ADHA student alternatedelegate, she participated in the House of Delegates, a parliamentary setting for ADHA representatives who are also dental hygienists across the country.
My commitments with the professional associations as well as being in good standing with the Dental Hygiene Program, my leadership in a student chapter and legislative experiences and my volunteer work with the program and at church, are what qualified me for such an honor,Ramesar-Babu.
While at LSC-Kingwood, she and other students participated in various social club events, networked with others and promoted the Dental Hygiene Program. As the chapters president, Ramesar-Babu developed leadership characteristics through various capacities. She said those experiences prepared her for the legislative/administrativeproceedings with TDHA and ADHA.
I have gained the clinical knowledge and skill set that is necessary for success in my career as a dental hygienist. I also have leadership experience that will help me meet other career …